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All provisionally selected candidates in the special round of PhD admission 2021-22, SEM-I have been informed.


IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars.

Currently, we offer Ph.D. programmes in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, History, Language & Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology and Sociology.

Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest. IIT Gandhinagar also offers a Start Early Ph.D. Fellowship with additional financial support for exceptionally qualified undergraduate students from select colleges wishing to start on a direct Ph.D. programme after B.Tech.

Important Dates

  • 24 Aug, 2021

    Submission deadline

    27 Aug, 2021

    Announcement of shortlist (tentative)

    31 Aug-02 Sept, 2021

    Online interview

    15 Sept, 2021

    Result announcement (tentative)

    11 Oct 2021

    Date of commencement

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  • Eligibility Criteria

    Eligibility Criteria

    At least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.

    For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The disciplines may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.

  • Admission Categories

    Admission Categories

    Regular(RR): Fulltime residential research candidate.

    Continuing Doctoral Programme (CDP): This if for the candidates working in industry or as a faculty in any educational institution. In this category the candidate is given advance admission with 90 days of residency requirement in 1st year and on successful completion of 1st year, the admission is confirmed with the expected minimum 2 years of full time residential requirement on campus for completing course work and a major part of thesis work. After 2-years, the candidate may be permitted to go back to parent organization subject to significant progress in thesis work. Subsequently, the candidate is expected to complete at least 2 weeks of residency at the Institute for each semester all through the PhD programme. A certificate in support of the candidature must support the application. Click here for more details about the programme.

  • Financial Support

    Financial Support

    Students joining the Ph.D. program as regulars (RR) will be considered for Institute Fellowship based on the following norms:

    • 1. Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (B.Tech/B.E.) with NET/GATE Qualification or Post Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (M.Tech/M.E. etc) : Rs. 31,000/- per month.
    • 2. Qualifications mention at (i) above with two years of Research Experience: Rs. 35,000/- per month.

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  • Admission Procedure

    Admission Procedure

    Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and/or interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

    In addition to the announced admission cycles with prescribed deadline of application, the Institute also considers applications any time of the year in case of exceptional candidates. Based on the qualifications of the candidates and the need of the discipline concerned, applications received are processed through duly constituted selection committees at regular intervals.

  • Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    "Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS), as per MHRD OM dated 17th January 2019, for Post Graduate admissions at IIT Gandhinagar will be implemented from Semester I, Academic Year 2020-21".

    All applications must be submitted online. If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline. After successful submission of the application form, you will receive an application number and a link to download the application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and self attested copies of all the relevant documents at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected

    Application Fees: Rs. 100/- (SC/ST/PD Category), Rs. 200/- (Others)
    You NEED NOT send the hard-copy of the application form.

    Important Dates

    Submission deadline - 24 Aug, 2021
    Announcement of shortlist (tentative) - 27 Aug, 2021
    Online interview - 31 Aug-02 Sept, 2021
    Result announcement (tentative) - 15 Sept, 2021
    Date of commencement - 11 Oct 2021

  • Focus Areas
    • Biological Engineering

      DNA hydrogels, stem cells, tissue engineering, Ultrasound imaging, hydrogels, diagnostics, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Learning, Memory, Control of movement, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Rehabilitation, Peptide Chemistry, Molecular mechanism of Neurodegeneration, Role of CGGBP1 in retrotransposition and RNA Polymerase functions, DNA Regulatory Mechanisms, transposition, Molecular Biology and Biomolecular Crystallography, Computational Biology, Structural Biology, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Networks

    • Chemical Engineering

      Fire/Safety engineering, Experimental soft matter, colloids and interfaces, Crystallization and polymorphism of pharmaceuticals, Computer simulations for interfacial engineering, Process engineering, control, and optimization, Machine Learning and Data Science Biomolecular Simulations, Molecular modelling for energy dense applications

    • Chemistry

      Single molecule/nanoparticle spectroscopy/ nano-plasmonics, Theoretical investigations of bio-systems with specific applications in nano sciences (Molecular dynamics simulations, first principle calculations), Chemical Biology: Synthesis of fluorescent organic molecules to probe biological machinery

    • Civil Engineering

      Open channel flow, hydrology, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, climate change impacts on water resources, climate change risk and resilience, urban hydrology

    • Cognitive Science

      Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Learning, Memory, Control of movement, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Rehabilitation

    • Computer Science and Engineering

      Deep learning, computer vision, distributed systems, computer networks, cloud computing, computational complexity, Programmable networks, SDN, NFV, P4, Serverless computing

    • Earth Sciences

      River Science, Earth Surface Processes, Climate change, Geo-archaeology, Hazard and risk

    • Electrical Engineering

      Optical and fiber-optic sensors , Nanophotonics, computational electromagnetics, plasmonics and Metamaterials, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, VLSI Design, Computer Architecture Power systems and smart grid, Computer Vision Ultrasonics, Biomedical Engineering, Modeling of two-dimensional materials based memristive and quantum computing devices

    • Humanities and Social Sciences

      Developmental Economics, Anthropology, Archaeological Sciences/Environmental Archaeology/Archaeozoology and taphonomy

    • Mechanical Engineering

      Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer, Rehabilitation Robotics

    • Materials Engineering

      Computational Materials Science and Machine Learning applications in Materials Science, Process modeling of welding and additive manufacturing, dewetting, surface science and micro-nano patterning

    • Physics

      Gravitation, Black Hole Physics, Gravitational Waves, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Classical aspects of gravity (including theoretical aspects of gravitational waves), Quantum information in AdS/CFT, Statistical Physics (theory), Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics

  • PMRF

    Prime Minister's Research Fellowship

    The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19. The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees. The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention time to time. The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention. Kindly visit https://iitgn.ac.in/pmrf for more details about PMRF.